|Music Production Hardware|
machines for music
|Machines for production of music : synthesizers, samplers, drummachines, sequencers|
Handsonic HPD 15 electronic percussion|
The HandSonic HPD-15 is an electronic hand percussion multi-pad with good finger/hand or drumstick triggering capabilities . Divided into 15 parts, the HPD-15 allows hand percussionists to play a lot of quite realistic acoustic and electronic percussion sounds. Also a good MIDI controller for drum programming.
|Kurzweil K 2000|
The Kurzweil K 2000 is not only an excellent sampler, it is also one of the most complex synthesizers at the time it has been released.
One of its main strength is the very complex VAST synthesizer architecture.
A "standard" V.A.S.T. program supports up to 3 layers. Each layer consist of an "algorythm".
Algorythm is the way the signal flows and is manipulated ( filtered, distorted, shaped, warped, or otherwise modulated )inside of the layer.
A standard program can be played on any MIDI channel. However, a K2 program can have up to 32 layers (each layer with its own keymap of multi-samples, one algorithm, envelopes, LFO's etc.).
Analog drum machine with 32 step x0x type sequencer. The Vermona DRM has some preset rhythm, but you can program you own patterns with 32 steps or trigger the sounds with MIDI.
the sounds are fixed but sound very good (in an 80 ties analog drum synth way).
|Sequential Circuits Pro One Synthesizer|
ThePro One analog synthesizer is using the same analog VCOs, VCFs, VCAs and Envelope Generators as its bigger brother the Prophet 5, which gives a big fat sound. The Pro-One has a quite complex modulation matrix. The oscillator frequency and pulse width and the filter cut-off can be modulated, either directly or using the wheel, by the Oscillator B or filter envelope and the LFO .
|Korg Z 1 Synthesizer|
The Korg Z 1 is an 12 voice polyphonic synthesizer with a quite complex structure and lot of knobs for performing and tweaking the sounds live. It has 13 different algorythms, from standard analog to physically modelled brass / reed / string models and even FM ( it is called VPM here ). The sounds are very organic and playable. some of the included physical modelling presets are much better than even large mutlisample sets.
|Akai AX 73 analog synthesizer|
The Akai AX-73 is an analog synth from the 80ties. It has one oscillator (VCO) per voice but in Dual-VCO mode stacks 2 VCOs per voice for a thicker three-voice sound. Unison mode stacks all six VCOs onto one monophonic voice which sounds very fat. The AX-73 has a lowpass VCF filter with filter FM modulated by the VCO. It also has a flexible LFO with several waveforms. Good sounds, but no knobs and therefore a pain to edit.
|Korg MS 20 analog synthesizer|
The Korg MS-20 is a patchable semi-modular monophonic synthesizer.
The MS-20 has two VCOs. The output of VCO1 can be set to triangle, sawtooth or pulse. The output of VCO2 can be set to sawtooth, square, rectangle or ring mod.
There are two VCFs in series. The first is a high-pass, the second a low-pass filter with agressive resonance. Both filter can be modulated seperately.Lots of modulation possibilities through the patchbay at the right of the synth. Even external signals can be processed and included into the signal chain. Good for agressive, "dirty" sounds, not so good for pads and "moog"type basses.
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